NORTH BY NORTHEAST IS COMING! Our list of can't-miss must-sees (some free, even sans wristband) from the best weekend of the year.

June 16th-19th Live in Bellwoods, the NXNE Picnic Series Every day, from 2-5 pm, a BYOPicnic will take place in Trinity Bellwoods, to the sounds of bands playing spontaneous, re-imagined acoustic sets. Full listings here, but the line up includes Bellewoods, The Balconies, Forest City Lovers, and more! Feel free to bring along an instrument.

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Expect the Digitally Unexpected: MUTEK 2011 Injects Fresh Fuel into Montreal’s Electronic Scene for Five Glorious Days

Say it with me: “this is the summer I will step outside my music comfort zone and experience something fresh, something different”. Realistically, you have no excuses for not full-filling this pledge – you live in Montreal, and MUTEK 2011 begins on June 1 (until June 5). As described in a recent Montreal Gazette article,… Read More »

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Your 2011 Summer Music Festival Guide

Lace up your leather sandals, dust off your cut offs, and for the love of god, apply your SPF. Ladies and Gentleman, it’s soon to be musical festival season, and whether you’re an old pro or a new recruit, you couldn’t have picked a better summer to dance with strangers in a field. As someone… Read More »

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Fall in Montreal: Time for POP!

In the autumn, a young woman’s thoughts turn to changing leaves, woolen goods, prospective Halloween costumes and POP Montreal‘s upcoming events. This year’s POP runs from Sept 29th to Oct 3rd, with activities that far exceed your average rock festival. The international music fest has branched out into 5 other categories (ArtPop, Film Pop, KidsPop, PucesPop… Read More »

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From Gaga To Arcade Fire and Everything In Between, Lollapalooza Rocks Chicago

by Haley Cullingham Ah, Lollapalooza. Another incredible weekend of music, sightseeing, playing hipster bingo in Wicker Park, smoking joints in hotel room bathtubs, getting sunburnt, drinking Sweet Tea with contraband rum, and marching en masse  with singing crowds who surged through the late-night streets of Chicago. Below, our top acts of Perry Farrell’s annual fest,… Read More »

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